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New York Times, Monday, October 24, 2016

Breakfast-time TV fare that usually includes the ends of 17-, 28-, 36- and 44-Across

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Guzzetta. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Guzzetta notes:
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© 2016, The New York Times10/24/16 ( No. 24,457 )
Across
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Molars usually have four of these : CUSPS
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Prisons : JAILS
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Place to enter a PIN : ATM
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First-stringers : ATEAM
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Final stanza of a ballad : ENVOI
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Musician Reed : LOU
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Virginia city known for its shipbuilding : NEWPORTNEWS
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Dashboard-mounted gadget, for short : GPS
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Mine cart contents : ORE
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Cabbagelike vegetable : KALE
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San ___ (Silicon Valley city) : JOSE
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Manuel ___, former dictator of Panama : NORIEGA
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Presided over, as a meeting : CHAIRED
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Flow of narcotics : DRUGTRAFFIC
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Money in Yemen : RIAL
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Lash mark : WELT
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Prefix with -ceratops : TRI
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Not feeling so hot : UNDERTHEWEATHER
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China's ___ Zedong : MAO
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Coffin stand : BIER
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CPR experts : EMTS
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Killjoys : SPOILSPORTS
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Really dislikes : DETESTS
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Shoe material : LEATHER
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Anything below 7 on the pH scale : ACID
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Norse god of war : ODIN
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"As I see it," in texts : IMO
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Inhabitant of Kanga's pouch : ROO
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Breakfast-time TV fare that usually includes the ends of 17-, 28-, 36- and 44-Across : MORNINGSHOW
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Anderson Cooper's channel : CNN
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Best of the best : ELITE
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Speak grandiloquently : ORATE
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Gridiron gains: Abbr. : YDS
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Kids' building toys : LEGOS
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Having eaten enough : SATED
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Maker of the EOS and PowerShot cameras : CANON
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In ___ (unborn) : UTERO
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Waste conduit : SEWER
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Drivel : PAP
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One often seen standing just outside a building's entrance : SMOKER
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Problem after a trans-Atlantic flight : JETLAG
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Actress Hathaway : ANNE
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"___ Gotta Be Me" (Sammy Davis Jr. song) : IVE
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Gentle heat setting : LOW
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Bro's sibling : SIS
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Procedure for solving a mathematical problem : ALGORITHM
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Highly classified : TOPSECRET
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Ruminated (on) : MUSED
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Italian-style sauce brand : RAGU
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Skippy rival : JIF
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"___ hands are the devil's playthings" : IDLE
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All hands on deck : CREW
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Physically fit : HALE
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Old Spice alternative : AFTA
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Pipsqueak : TWERP
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___ and Coke : RUM
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"Be there soon" : INASECOND
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Humane Society successes : ADOPTIONS
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Recipient of many checks dated Apr. 15 : IRS
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Stats for sluggers : RBIS
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Feature of the earth's axis that causes the seasons : TILT
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Gas company selling toy trucks : HESS
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Trial run : TEST
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British ref. work : OED
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Music from the '50s or '60s, say : OLDIES
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Bridle strap : REIN
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Argentine dances : TANGOS
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Mr. ___ of "Pride and Prejudice" : DARCY
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Pair of cymbals operated by a foot pedal : HIHAT
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Overact : EMOTE
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Used oars : ROWED
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Aware of : ONTO
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Gibson who directed "The Passion of the Christ" : MEL
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Cheer for a torero : OLE
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Oil-drilling apparatus : RIG
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Spanish Mrs. : SRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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